Create Habits You Need for a Clean and Decluttered Home in Just 21 Days!

Day 13 – Go to Bed at a Good Time

How are you doing so far? Did you make your bed yesterday? How did it make you feel?

Flylady Baby Steps - Day 13 - Go to Bed at a Good Time

Here are our daily habits! You're doing great!

Morning Routine

  • Make your bed
  • Get dressed
  • Check your daily routines in your home management binder
  • Come back to this post to see the next baby step, or check your emails
  • Become aware of a few of your negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones
  • Hot Spot – set your timer for two minutes to tackle one hot spot
  • Room Rescue – set your timer for five minutes to do a room rescue
  • Clean – set your timer for 15 minutes and clean (or declutter) one area

Evening Routine

  • Shine the kitchen sink
  • Plan your outfit for the next day at bedtime
  • Set your timer for two minutes to tackle one hot spot
  • Look at your home management binder checklists for tomorrow

As you already know, sleep is essential to feeling our best! We can't thrive when we are running on fumes. Now, if you've got a newborn, save this step for later. There's just no way to get around less sleep during those first few newborn months! But for the rest of us, it is so important that we get into bed at a good time to train ourselves to get a good night's sleep.

If you've got a smart phone or smart watch, use a bedtime reminder app to train yourself to start going to bed earlier. During COVID 19 quarantines in the spring of 2020, I got into a really bad habit of staying up till 1 a.m. watching Netflix. During the summer, I retrained myself to go to bed around 11 p.m. and the bedtime reminder on my smart watch has helped since then! It's like having a coach on your wrist, one you can't talk back to (wink, wink). Well, you can actually talk back to it, but it doesn't care! LOL

For me, my good bedtime is 10:30 to 11:00 p.m. If I go to bed at that time, I wake up at 7 a.m. feeling great! Pick which time is good for you and add that to your home management binder under your Evening Routine.

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